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Liz Earle Wellbeing July/August 2019

Built on over 30 years of Liz Earle’s personal, award-winning advice, experience and research, our much-loved bi-monthly magazine brings you the best ways to look good and feel great. You’ll find each issue packed with tried-and-trusted recipes, inspirational ideas and simple ways to bring out the very best in you. Wellbeing wisdom you can trust is at the heart of all we do. Enjoy!

United Kingdom
Liz Earle Associated Productions limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello and a warm, sunny welcome to summer!

Whether you’re home or away, we’ve packed this feelgood edition with so many treats to help us all have the very best summer. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy. As always, our focus is on the most nutritious, tastiest, seasonable and sustainable foods, with sensational recipe ideas ranging from Peru to picnics, with some simple suppers and fabulous feasts for all ages to share too. I especially love our focus on the gorgeous Greek recipes my team and I brought back from our recent travels. Very authentic and all totally delicious. While in Greece, we tested several spectacular spa destinations you may like to put on to your radar for future travel plans. I also found a special spot closer to home, and loved visiting the new Floating Spa on…

1 min
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3 min
wellbeing news

Going nuts Coconut water may be a better way to rehydrate the body during the summer months than rehydration sports drinks. American studies have found that blood sugar levels are restored faster with coconut water and that its high potassium content can also help with leg cramps and restless legs. However, too much potassium can actually cause cramps, so (like anything), coconut water is best drunk in moderation. See the light We’ve heard about ‘eating the rainbow’ for better gut health, but a prettier, more colourful plateful of veggies can also improve eyesight. Australian studies show that the more antioxidants in our foods (such as those in brightly coloured fruits and veg), the less risk we have of developing cataracts as we age. The most potent produce are citrus fruits, peppers, carrots, tomatoes…

2 min
hand-luggage heroes

Miracle minis If powders aren’t for you, the stackable cream formulas from Trinny London are a one-stop shop for all your space-saving beauty needs, whether it’s base, eye, cheek or lip (from £18, trinny-london.com). Be sure to complete the Match2Me quiz on the website to find tones that suit your complexion. Finally, proving that sacrificing luggage space needn’t mean sacrificing ‘me’ time, we’ll be squeezing in this mini Therapie Protect Bath & Body Oil (£12, cultbeauty.co.uk) for a post-flight soak. Powder power Plumping for powder formulas can help minimise the strain on a limited liquid quota. If you’re heading for warmer climes, they have the added benefit of ensuring that a gorgeous glow doesn’t tip over into a sweaty shine. We’ll be swapping liquid foundation for the foolproof bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF15 (£28,…

3 min
monkey island estate’s floating spa

Tucked away in the heart of Bray, better known as the home of culinary superstar Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and The Hind’s Head, and the Roux family’s Waterside Inn (it’s the only village in the world with three Michelin-starred restaurants) is another, more hidden, gem. Monkey Island Estate has an 800-year history as a home to monarchs, music makers (from Elgar to Dusty Springfield) and monks (who first settled here in the late 12th century). Monkey Island has been an aristocratic playground ever since the 18th century, being within easy reach of London’s palaces, yet enjoying the feeling of a remote – and private – wilderness. Its more recent history has certainly been the most colourful: Princess Margaret and the nearby Cliveden Set partied here, away from public scrutiny, alongside…

2 min
punchy peppermint

From toothpaste to chewing gum, Mentha piperita (more commonly known as peppermint) is a highly aromatic botanical best known for its breath-freshening properties. Native to both Europe and the Middle East, peppermint is actually a hybrid of water mint (M. aquatica) and the sweeter spearmint (M. spicata). Peppermint has darker leaves and a stronger flavour than other mints as it contains a higher concentration of menthol, making it the perfect candidate for tackling morning breath. Toothpaste aside, we explore the lesser-known health and wellbeing benefits of this pungent perennial. BREATHE EASY If hay fever hits hard during the summer months, peppermint can provide some much-needed relief. Menthol, the main chemical component in peppermint, is an effective decongestant. That means it can help to soothe sniffles, shrink swollen membranes in the nose and…